This is a sobering article but necessary read. The youth MUST understand the stakes and stay/get involved or it will not be OK.
Personal Note: As I commented to a friend, the ripple effect of corporate priorities will be felt for decades to come. Buzzword: Irrelevance.
This society is a short-sighted one...only looking at the immediate instead of long term effects, etc. It's not rocket science, strictly a matter of common sense and natural law. The system as is was not sustainable...a house of cards...But if efforts are all about trying to save a system that's not sustainable instead of investing in long term sustainable solutions (education, completely different economic structure), I'm afraid the result will be exactly what this article states.
We've (academia) been talking about this "economic crisis" for years (but not "doing" anything about it because as the article argues, many universities & academics have sold out in many ways too - discussion for another time...lol).